I originally posted this in the Full-Sized advice forum, but haven't gotten a response, so I decided to to try here.
I'm looking for a $300 or under semi-portable headphone. Over or on ear is fine. Mainly going to be used at home, the bus, and in school during study hall, so closed, minimal leakage headphones are preferred.
I mostly listen to bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime, 311, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, and other lighter rock bands. So a warm, slightly bassy headphone sounds good.
I'd like them to look decent, and for reference I love the looks of the Sony MDR-1R and the Philips Fidelio L1.
Just ask if you need any more info.
The HD-25-1ii Adidas look decent IMO, and they do really well in terms of rock (aggressive, punchy). Bass quantities are very satisfying. Maybe someone else can chime regarding the other two phones.